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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – My Leonard Cohen

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Assembly Rooms – Ballroom (Venue 20), Edinburgh │Thursday 3 – Sunday 27 August │ 7.45pm (1 hr 20 min) Following acclaimed seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe Festival, My Leonard Cohen returns to the Edinburgh...

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – Verdi’s MacBeth

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'MacBeth' is a major new production of Verdi’s dark operatic thriller, given by the International Festival’s 2017 resident company Teatro Regio of Turin, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Emma Dante. The opera...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – TuTu Mucky Photo Call

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Scottish Dance Theatre return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand-new piece made for the company by star hip hop choreographer Botis Seva. Seva's TuTuMucky has received rave reviews since its debut at...

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – ‘Blak Whyte Gray’ Photo Call

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Formed in 2002 by urban choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and producer/composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, Boy Blue Entertainment brings hip-hop from the streets and clubs firmly into the theatre.Blak Whyte Gray is a bold...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – A Hunger Artist

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Cheering, laughing crowds once flocked to see the hunger artist, but now he sits alone in his cage forgotten by everyone but his former manager. In years gone by audiences had gorged themselves on the sight of a...

Edinburgh International Festival – ‘Vuelos’ Photo Call

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Created by Aracaladanza, a multi award-winning dance theatre company from Madrid specialising in works for children and young people, Vuelos is a magical dance theatre work for children and families that challenges you to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Gent

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Part ghost, part protector “The Gent” is 221 years old and has been assigned to the other side of the planet to minister to Morgan, a young modern Sydneysider living with Schizophrenia. Shifting between families, centuries and hemispheres,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Stegosaurus

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The world of Stegosaurus is one of exposed bones, black coffee, cigarettes and self-loathing. Yet there is hope. It’s somewhere familiar to millions struggling with anorexia, bulimia and depression in a society where women are bombarded with images...

2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – In Pictures

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The sights. The sounds. The smells. Somehow take on a different perspective - and intensity - when you're in amongst it all. The ER were there, on the floor to bring, hopefully, some of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Giant Jam Sandwich

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The picture book that generations of parents and children still refer to as their all-time favourite, THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH, is coming to the Edinburgh Festival as a first ever British stage adaptation. After a hugely successful national tour...

Just Festival 2017

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Just Festival 2017: Press ReleaseThe world is in a difficult place at the moment. From the domestic to the global, the personal to the political, for those who wish to make the world a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Second Coming by Simply Surreal

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The Second Coming is a farcical, contemporary retelling of the Nativity story. This debut performance of The Second Coming by Dougal Thomson is a thoroughly humorous and modern examination of faith and miracle in the 21st century. The play...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Nature of Forgetting

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Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory and recollection are gone. It is part of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – THE END, THE END, THE END…

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A new international multimedia ensemble from seven countries and across America ritualizes their exile experience in the United States. The result is a defiant theatrical collage that enlists the audience in a revolution for...
Forget about the Dog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – 100 Ways to Tie a Shoe-Lace

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Forget about the Dog Theatre Company bring a comedic and imaginative take on the realigning of one person’s mind. Plunged into a world of confusion, she’ll have to confront her situation if she’s going...
Katsura Sunshine - Rakugo

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

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The first Western Rakugo Master, Katsura Sunshine, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe following a sell-out shown last year with a new one-hour show of Japanese comic storytelling – in English! With only a...
A Fayre Tale

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – A Fayre Tale

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 “Brontë for the 21st century?”As a failing theatre company rehearse the old time classic, Jane Eyre, complex desires within a love triangle emerge reflecting the timelessness of Brontë’s themes.The Brontë Actors present Priscilla Berringer’s...

Queen of the F*cking World – Marysia Trembecka

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Never be a Princess – be the Queen Don’t ever be a princess – be queen of your own f*cking world. Join Marysia Trembecka and her wild bass guitar on an audience-empowering ride through the...

Beltane Fire Festival Returns to Set Edinburgh Alight

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Fire Festival returns to Calton Hill on 30th AprilOn Sunday 30th April, the Beltane Fire Festival will return to Edinburgh’s Calton Hill to welcome the onset of Summer. With one week to go, Beltane...

‘Hidden Door’ Launch Crowd-funding Campaign to Restore Leith Theatre

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£20,000 Target set to aid restoration of the derelict Art Deco Theatre (Photo credit - Eoin Carey) A local non-profit arts festival is setting its sights on raising £20,000 to help restore the old Leith Theatre - unused...

King’s Theatre: EDGAS presents Ruddygore or The Witch’s Curse

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Do we have to live by the rules? Can we bend them, break them, ignore them altogether? And who makes them in the first place?Gilbert & Sullivan’s tenth operetta Ruddygore considers these questions as...

Make Your Dog a Star at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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On March 30th 2017, The Edinburgh Playhouse will star Alyona Kistenyova and Olga Perrier on stage as the ‘most romantic opera ever written’, Puccini La Boheme, comes to the Scottish Capital.Award-winning opera director and...

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – our first recommendations

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EIF unveiled its 70th Anniversary programme from the august Church Of Scotland Assembly Hall on The Mound earlier today. To an accompanying sleek and chic audio-visual platform, Director, Fergus Linehan, extended the city's welcome to...

A new season at Bedlam Theatre

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If you've ever walked past the corner of Forrest Road and Bristo Place, you may well have wondered what actually goes on inside the church behind the bright red door. The place is clearly...

King’s Panto 2016 : Jack and the Beanstalk *****

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As I write this, I’m listening to BBC Radio 1’s Review of 2016. It does not make for happy listening. As years go, this one has been one many of us would rather forget. This...

At the Lyceum – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Can you imagine six impossible things before breakfast? Try these words -Donald/Trump/In/The/White/House.Perhaps Anthony Neilson’s ingenious take on Lewis Carroll’s timeless psycho-charade of childhood fantastical philosophical conundrums might explain it.The impossible becomes incredible. With Nick...
The cast of Once Upon a Time in Wigan

Theatre REVIEW — Once Upon a Time in Wigan ***

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The Edinburgh University Theatre Company's Once Upon a Time in Wigan has a lot going for it. An enthusiastic young cast, an audience of students keen to enjoy the night, and that sweet, sweet,...
Crude, by Grid Iron (photo credit: Eoin Carey)

Theatre REVIEW – Crude *****

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There's a moment during Grid Iron's production of Crude when the multi-award-winning Edinburgh-based theatre company takes full advantage of the cavernous, industrial performance space offered by Shed 36 in the Port of Dundee. As...
The Broons

Theatre REVIEW – The Broons: Maggie’s Wedding *****

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As we wait for Scotland's favourite family to take the stage, it seems an incongruous setting. Perth's sleek twenty-first century concert hall is filled by traditional Scottish songs made famous by the likes of Andy...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: People of the Eye *****

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As the Fringe draws gradually to its close, it seems apt to reflect on the highs and lows of this unique month. Those of us lucky enough to live in Edinburgh will perhaps be looking forward...

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